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How India’s best crowdfunding website is helping girls’ education

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IN India, archaic notions of girls’ education combined with economic stresses force many girls to stay away from school. Some of the concerns in low-income and rural areas include safety, the absence of separate and functional sanitation facilities, inaccessibility to sanitary napkins, and poor school infrastructure. These conditions adversely affect dropout rates with various studies suggesting only one in...

10 things to check when choosing a crowdfunding website

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OVER the last decade, crowdfunding in India and across the globe has emerged as a credible financing tool for various causes, both personal and public. Crowdfunding refers to the process of raising funds for a particular business, charitable cause, or specific project, like a startup business venture. In India, a crowdfunding website is more likely to raise funds for...

Celebrate Kisan Diwas and support our farmers

Give back to food growers on whom our lives depend TENS of thousands of Indian farmers have been gathering near the national capital in the last few weeks to protest against new agricultural laws. At the root of their anger is the distrust of market reforms. They fear losing their already dwindling incomes and their lands. And today, on Kisan...

Tribal children have the least access to food and education

An intervention to break the cycle of malnutrition and illiteracy shows promise LIKE many other tribal children, Sibani Wadaka was born prematurely and weighed only 1.4 kgs at birth. Her mother visited several district hospitals in Odisha to improve the infant’s health and increase her chances of survival. She was even kept under observation at the Christian Medical (CHB), Bissam...

Give Fundraisers is now 0%

To celebrate the spirit of giving, platform fees have been waived GIVE has turned 20 in 2020 - a significant milestone we have barely been able to acknowledge since the pandemic and the hardship it has caused has been the centre of all attention, including ours.  As a quick and immediate response to the emergency, we launched our Covid missions on...

Five Sustainable Christmas Gift Ideas

ARE you planning to be a Secret Santa for colleagues or family? Or confused about what Christmas present to get for who?   As merry as the season can be, the thought of buying appropriate gifts for everyone can be stressful.  Here are five eco-friendly gift ideas that are not only easy on your pocket but would also send out a...

Sex, Death And Charity

By SARA ADHIKARI —- STRUNG together, these three words seem like an odd combination or, at best, click bait. But in my experience, all of them are linked by the squirm factor that private conversations on the subjects inevitably evoke. Take my dearly departed dad, for instance, or Baba as I called him. As a teenager growing up in Kolkata under his...

Fundraising Is Selfless – Just Do It!

By MICAH BRANAMAN SHARMA ---- THE festive season is here once again! As families come together to celebrate a variety of festivals from Navaratri, and Durga Puja to Dussehra and Diwali, consumer spending traditionally skyrockets. To harness the excesses of consumerism for good, #DaanUtsav, literally the donation festival, kicks off in tandem with this celebratory period, encouraging people to give their...

A Clean Wardrobe, a Cleaner Conscience

By KARUNA EZARA PARIKH ---- THE first images of the Kerala floods I saw were not on the evening news or in the papers the next morning, no. They were on social media. There were awful images of damage done alongside pleas to donate, pleas to reach out, pleas to help. At first, I watched silently in horror as the images...

Giving Back On #GivingTuesdayIndia

By MICAH BRANAMAN SHARMA ---- GROWING up in the US, the day after Thanksgiving is commonly known as Black Friday, the kick off of Christmas shopping as part of the extended Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Over the years, however, Black Friday has become more and more insane with reports of deaths as people stampede stores or intimidate other shoppers and staff in order to...
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